Lay Down Your Weapons
The Berlin Indie band have shared their response to police brutality, stating “Lay Down Your Weapons is about issues that weigh heavy on our hearts. It was originally written in 2017 about issues of police brutality and the police militarization that black and brown folks have disproportionately faced, and unfortunately we are still fighting these issues today. We are so proud of all the people on the front lines fighting for justice, for institutional reform/dissolution, for legislation, and for the safety and liberty that our BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities have long since deserved. We were asking.. but now we’re demanding. We deserve justice, we deserve freedom, we deserve that our lives are valued. Black lives matter and defund the mother fucking police.”
Garrett’s second release through andfriends Records, Casual is a tune centered on the trials and tribulations of modern dating uniting the multi-instrumentalist’s sparse vocals with a 70’s inspired groove. Give it a listen!
Japanese-American artist rei brown has completely captivated us with his latest lo-fi Indie offering Honest. The dreamy track dives in deep to the subject of love, and whether it ever existed where one thought it once did. It’s a tear-jerker…
Back Here Anymore
Usually the one behind the behind the bright lights, Tyler Budd is a photographer who has shot with artists like Greta Van Fleet, Sean Leon, Lisa Monet, and Hubert Lenoir. But with a pandemic providing the time to follow some new passions, Budd began writing his own music. Talking about this debut release, he said, “Back Here Anymore was written in reflection of a past relationship and being grateful about being happy and in-love, but also the process of self-negotiating and the struggle of realizing that this isn’t the person for you.”
Busking around Europe (pre-Covid) and throwing herself into the UK music scene with a critically acclaimed debut EP last year, Martha Hill has been tipped as “one to watch” by BBC Introducing. The Scottish musician now based in Newcastle said of the track, “Landslide is ultimately about not feeling right. When you’re down, it’s hard to imagine the up, and when you’re up, there’s no such thing as down.”
Make It Up
19 year-old Portia Maidment latest release as Port Lucian deals with imposter syndrome. Give Make it Up a listen!